In 1994, families and interested community members set about developing an agency that would offer the opportunity to have their family member with a disability living closer to home. In twenty years, Diversity South has evolved into a respected, dynamic provider of disability supports operating the length and breadth of the Peel Region in Western Australia.
Diversity South is a not for profit organisation funded by the Disability Services Commission. Other funds come from grants obtained from Lotterywest, PEACH (Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help), May Day, Helping Hands and Alcoa.
Independence and active citizenship are both prized and promoted across all programs. We aim to provide a rich and diverse range of opportunities for community participation and an improved quality of life for the people we support.
A dedicated team of support workers support and promote the dignity of the people we support to enhance their quality of life so they can live an ordinary life in their community, enabling each person’s independence to the best of their ability. This is at times not an easy task.
The Diversity South supervisory team led by the Executive Manager (Service), Lifestyle Manager and Community Manager support staff to create fulfilling lives for people with disability on a daily basis.
The Diversity South administration team consisting of the Finance Officers, Office Coordinator and Administration Officer are led by the Executive Manager (Business) to ensure the smooth running of all things financial and administrative.
Fundraising is an ongoing process for a not for profit organisation. In recent times we have raised funds to purchase items for our new homes in Wannanup, however, there is another side to fundraising at Diversity South. Staff and individuals put aside time to raise funds for other deserving causes, our Biggest Morning Tea has become legendary, raising considerable sums for cancer research. Bandana and Loud Shirt days are also favourites with staff and individuals. Diversity South sees all of the individuals we support as part of the community assisting others in whatever way they can.
There is always something to purchase which will, in some way, enhance the lives of individuals. If you would like to donate, we urge you to click on our Donate tab at the top of this page. Every single donation, no matter how small or large, will be used to assist individuals achieve their dreams.
Welcome to our website.
What a time we have been having lately, welcoming new individuals and their families into the Diversity South family and celebrating our grand opening of our Administration Office. It seems every day something new is happening.
Over the last few months Diversity South has been approached by the Disability Services Commission regarding the possibility of absorbing MADSAR (Mandurah Disabled Support & Recreational Respite), which many of you will know, into the current services we provide. A proposal regarding MADSAR was taken to the Board of Management who, after discussion, ratified the proposal. Meetings with both MADSAR and the Disability Services Commission saw a commencement plan formulated. Diversity South will formally commence delivering the current MADSAR services from 1 July this year and the program will run as our Recreation program.
We were approached by the Disability Services Commission’s Options Exploration team regarding individuals seeking accommodation options specifically in Mandurah. These enquiries led to the purchase of a new home to accommodate the individuals and two of our existing individuals who have requested a move. This is of course dependent on compatibility and willingness of each individual to live in the home which is located in Mariners Cove.
Individuals and staff have welcomed a new housemate to Leigh Street which leaves 3 vacancies in our other homes. If you know of anyone seeking an accommodation option, they can enquire to the Diversity South Administration Office on 08 9582 6105.
As you can see, we have been very busy carrying out the business of Diversity South, enhancing our opportunities and supporting individuals to live the life of their choice.
Thank you to everyone who attended our opening of the new Administration Office, you made it a wonderful day.
Chief Executive Officer